University of Otago Otago

Academic manager – professional practice fellow


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 12:16 PM 03 September 2020
Closes 27 September 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAAa4

College of Education – Division of Humanities 

The Dean, University of Otago College of Education is seeking to appoint an academic manager. The main focus of the position is to lead and oversee the effective and efficient delivery of the College of Education’s programmes and day-to-day academic activities.Working with the dean, this will include providing strategic leadership for all matters relating to staffing requirements, workload, staff development, and academic-related processes.

With regard to Initial Teacher Education, it will involve strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders as well as practicum sites and developing relationships for student placements. The academic manager will be responsible for implementing, monitoring and contributing to the continuing improvement of the framework for assessing professional standards within Initial Teacher Education qualifications and manage academic grievances and other academic-related processes.

The successful candidate will assume a leadership role and work closely with dean, associate deans and various programme coordinators, ensuring that programmes in the college are delivered at the highest level of quality. The academic manager will teach in the initial teacher education programmes and supervise students on practicum, and may undertake doctoral study in the college.

Your skills and experience:

  • Relevant professional qualification in teaching
  • Current New Zealand teacher registration
  • A Masters degree
  • Exceptional organisation and follow through abilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate and articulate effective pedagogy and educational theory
  • Evidence of an ability to work well with students and staff, especially from differing academic and cultural backgrounds.
  • A strong commitment to te reo, nga tikanga and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to equal opportunity.

How to apply

Specific enquiries may be directed to:

Jeff Smith, Professor
(03) 479 5467

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAAa4

Listed 12:16 PM 03 September 2020
Closes 27 September 2020

Tertiary provider details

University of Otago

Type: University

Physical address:
362 Leith Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 56, Dunedin, 9054